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Real Monsters Reboot- Social Anxiety by ZestyDoesThings Real Monsters Reboot- Social Anxiety by ZestyDoesThings
The Real Monsters are reborn! I have rebooted my Real Monsters work to incorporate more disorders and better, more well considered designs and descriptions.
You can follow everything Real Monster related at my blog-

Prints available here-

DO NOT repost my artwork ANYWHERE else. Please re-blog my orginal post on Tumblr and source back to my blog wherever you can.…
All work (c) Toby Allen 2013
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kuma-playsguitar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
these are really cool :)
lolgrace14 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artist
 Having it blows. I  feel like I'm on a leash.
LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
i have at least three of these following me
TFSakon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Wow great design once again, the form is very guarded even without the posing, absolutley fitting.
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
darazan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Squeeeee!!!* You totally made it a pangolin this time, and that's not just me extrapolating design choices, lol. I've been waiting to see this redesign ever since our little chat about it way back when on your initial design for Social Anxiety. One of these days, I'm going to have to commission someone to make a plush of this and Depression to send to you. This one would have to have to be able to curl up into a ball of course, lol. Alternatively, I would have to learn how to sew and do it myself. :D
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I did! In your honor! =)
Oh a plush would be so sweet wouldn't it! I dabbled in plush making a while ago but could never make something this extravagant (I could have a go..).
I actually got contacted by a 'geeky toy' company who was interested in making plushies of the monsters, but they never got back to me...

Anyway- I had so much fun looking at pangolin reference when drawing- its such a strange but beautiful creature! =)
Thanks again for the idea!
darazan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! That means a lot to have even a small part in the work that you do. 

It's too bad that they never got back to you about making plushies of the monsters. Their loss. 

Yeah, pangolins are pretty interesting. I think I happened upon some info on them when I was about 14 and they've been on my list of favorite animals ever since, so I'm always excited when I see them anywhere because so few people even know they exist.'re welcome that my secret love of pangolins caused me to misinterpret your initial design as one, which in turn gave you the idea to redesign it actually as one. :D So thank you for allowing me to be appropriately giddy about pangolins whenever I look at (or even think of) Social Anxiety. I think it's the best way to work through issues with social anxiety ever, and is more proof that your work is actually helping people. 

I think that it's such a wonderful thing that you as an artist, have been able to create something that addresses these illnesses with respect, understanding, and even a sense of humor that has had such a positive effect on not only the people who personally struggle with them on a daily basis and their friends and families, but even people who have never experienced or encountered these may see your work and think about mental illness in a way they never have before.

willem45 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Could you add a picture of how you do these?
I really like your style!
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I might do a tutorial at some point =)
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